Learning Outcomes: Clinical Tropical Medicine and Child Health
By the end of the programme participants will be able to:
demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, complications, differential diagnosis, investigation and management of important diseases in the tropics;
critically evaluate data related to the presentation, investigation and management of patients with tropical diseases;
apply an informed and logical approach to clinical problem solving in a variety of regional and resource settings;
devise appropriate strategies for disease prevention and control in a variety of settings;
describe current approaches that aim to address the health needs of men, women and children in a variety of settings;
discuss ethical and cultural issues related to health care in low resource settings.
The following clinical problems are regarded of particular importance, the level of emphasis reflecting their contribution to the Global Burden of Disease:
Malaria, African trypanosomiasis, American trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Schistosomiasis, Other flukes, Lymphatic Filariasis, Onchocerciasis, Loa Loa, Gut protozoa, Soil transmitted helminths, Cestodes, Parasites of importance in the immunocompromised
Other communicable diseases of importance in the tropics:
Acute respiratory infections, Diarrhoea, Cholera, Dysentery, Typhoid, STIs, HIV, TB, Arboviruses, VHFs, Rabies, Hepatitis, Typhus, Relapsing Fever, Plague, Anthrax, Tetanus, Meningitis, Melioidosis, Brucellosis, Spirochaetoses, Leprosy, Deep Mycoses, Zoonoses.
Venomous bites and stings, Haematological problems, Asthma, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Mental Health problems, Skin disease, Eye disease.
Principles of Child Health Care, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, Immunization, Growth and Nutrition in low resource settings.
Principles of Reproductive Health Care, Obstetrics and Gynaecology in low resource settings.
Principles of Anaesthetics and Surgery in low resource settings.
Principles of Travel Medicine including disease prevention in healthy travellers and travellers with special needs, identification and management of problems in the returned traveller.